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Pope Calls on Global Community to Help Persecuted Christian ‘Martyrs’

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Pope Francis urged the international community to help persecuted Christians. Photo: Casa Rosada via Wikimedia Commons.

Yahoo/Reuters – Pope Francis called on the world to give tangible help to persecuted Christians on Monday, highlighting the plight of people he described as modern “martyrs” after nearly 150 people were killed by Islamist militants in Kenya.

Addressing crowds in bright sunshine at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican after four days of special Easter services, the pontiff listed the evils inflicted on people for their faith and exhorted the international community to act.

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